Sunday, November 19, 2006

Other Random Stuff

Chad Anderson is currently the leading scorer among defensemen in the WCHA (2g-5a). When Chad was a freshman I forecast him as being able to rise to All WCHA Team status by the end of his career. His early season results show he is capable of receiving such an honor by the end of this season. Paul Crowder, Justin Bourne, Josh Lunden and Chad are tied for 15th on the leading conference scroring list. Justin's 3 power play goals put him in a tie for 3rd with 4 other players.

An interesting way to look at the WCHA standings is to look at it in reverse. Ok ... thats not accurate ... it isn't reverse. It's opposite ... I guess ... (or something). Instead of counting points that a team has won you simply count how many points the team has lost.
1. Wisconsin (13 pts lost in 10g)
2. UMD and MSU-M (12pts lost in 8g)
4. St. Cloud (9pts lost in 8g)
5. UAA and MTU (8pts lost in 8g)
7. UND (7pts lost in 8g)
8. DU (5pts lost in 8g)
9. CC (4pts lost in 6g)
10. Minnesota (2pts lost in 8g)
Whats an abberation and whats a trend? Well I'd say the major trend is just how freakin tough the Gophers are this year. And Wisconsin has certainly dug itself a fairly deep hole it appears even though its early. Usually the WCHA breaks into either two tiers or three. Currently, it's Minnesota in one tier and everyone else in the lower tier. UAA's sweep of UND has put that team into a series this coming weekend vs. a surprising CC team that could be somewhat pivotal for both of those teams. UMD and St. Bob are the only other teams playing conference games next weekend.

1 comment:

Suze said...

Way to go Chad!

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